How to Quickly Insert the Date and Time in a Word 2013 Document

Time and date stamps are helpful pieces of data to have when you work with certain types of documents or files. The ability to know when something was written, or last updated, can provide important information to evaluate the potential effectiveness of your document’s contents.

Word 2013 has a button that you can use to quickly add the date or time (or a combination of the two) to your document. You can even choose to configure this information so that it updates automatically within the document. This can help to take the burden of remembering to change that information from the hands of the person editing the document.


How to Add the Date and/or Time to a Document in Word 2013

The steps in this guide were performed in Microsoft Word 2013. The end results of this tutorial will include a date or timestamp that is is added to the body of your document. You can select from several different formatting options to find the ideal formatting for this information.

Step 1: Open the document in Word 2013.


Step 2: Position your mouse in the location where you wish to insert the date and/or the time.

insert date and time in word 2013 - step 1



Step 3: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.

quickly add date and time in word 2013 - step 2



Step 4: Click the Date & Time button in the Text section of the ribbon.

put the date and time in a document - step 3



Step 5: Select the date and time format from the list at the left side of the window. You can also check the Update automatically box at the right side of the window if you would like this date and time to automatically update when the document is opened. Once you are finished, click the OK button to insert the time and date.

insert date and time in word 2013 and update automatically - step 4



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